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    #1

    While we waited vs. While we were waiting

    Hi teachers,

    I met Tom at the airport a few weeks ago. We had a chat while we waited/while we were waiting for our flight.

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks in advance

    Jupiter

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    #2

    Re: While we waited vs. While we were waiting

    both sound good. first option sounds better though..


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    #3

    Re: While we waited vs. While we were waiting

    Hi Janaina Volker,

    Thanks for your response.

    Clould you tell me the reason why the first option sounds better?

    Thanks

    Jupiter

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    #4

    Re: While we waited vs. While we were waiting

    itīs shorter ...more general..while we were waiting for our flight, the most extraordinary thing happened! A baby elephant walked past!

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